Opponents of 1011 2nd AVE Project Urge Troy City Council to Align Meeting Rules with State Law

A resolution to approve the rezoning of 1011 2nd Ave in Lansingburgh would move to the regular Troy City Council meeting on Thursday if it passes the Finance Committee Meeting. A developer seeks to change the parcel’s zoning from R1 (single family residence) to Planning Zone to allow multi-story apartments to be built on the site. The site is about 10 acres and holds Troy’s last riverfront forest; it is of cultural significance to the Mohican Nation.

Troy City Council rules don’t allow comments from individuals who live outside of Troy, which Friends of the Mahicantuck say violates NYS Law which requires any member of the public be allowed to speak at public meetings.

To submit comment or speak at Thursday’s Troy City Council meeting or Finance Committee meeting, email City Clerk Mara Drogan at [email protected] by 3pm on Thursday. The meeting agendas can be found at troyny.gov.